Divorce can be a challenging process for any family. There are a number of changes that must be planned for in a divorce situation, including the creation of separate bank accounts, changes to health benefits, collecting and signing relevant documentation, finding a new living space, setting up a new household and making arrangements to share custody of the children.
It is important to discuss what is going on with children when going through the divorce process and approaching issues such child custody. Appropriating addressing the issues with children is important, as a divorce is significant in their lives. It can be helpful to assure children during this challenging time and address concerns they may have. Discussing difficult divorce issues with children may also include sending the correct messages via words and body language.
Though difficult, the divorce process can be an opportunity for growth. Understanding how to navigate the divorce process and the divorce legal issues divorcing couples will confront, such as property division, alimony, child support and child custody issues, can improve the divorce process. The end of a marriage can be a challenging time and couples, children and the entire family can experience a number of emotions related to divorce.
It is expected that the divorce process can be a challenging time for families, however, knowing what issues they may face, and how to address those issues, can help. The family law process is designed to help families resolve divorce related issues which means families may wish to familiarize themselves with the process when considering a divorce.
Source: The Huffington Post, “The #1 Divorce Mistake If You Have Kids,” George Sachs, May 12, 2015